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Three Curriculum Maturing Cycles in Academic Curriculum Management Systems

  • Kai PataEmail author
  • Kairit Tammets
  • Vladimir Tomberg
  • Mohammad Al-Smadi
  • Mart Laanpere
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 620)

Abstract

The top-to-down and bottom-to-up processes in the semantic competence management of curriculum development in higher education context were investigated based on different semantic systems for curriculum management. As a result the paper proposes the framework and the three interrelated curriculum maturing cycles of (i) standards maturing, (ii) curriculum maturing and (iii) personal competence maturing in semantic systems for academic organizations.

Keywords

Curriculum management Academic systems Curriculum maturing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kai Pata
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kairit Tammets
    • 1
  • Vladimir Tomberg
    • 1
  • Mohammad Al-Smadi
    • 2
  • Mart Laanpere
    • 1
  1. 1.School for Digital TechnologyTallinnEstonia
  2. 2.Computer Science DepartmentJordan University of Science and TechnologyIrbidJordan

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